Baltimore's police union is criticizing a proposal by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to give prosecutors a say in whether a criminal defendant can have a bench trial.
Union president Gene Ryan said Friday that every judge in the city and state "should be offended" at the idea, put forth by Mosby following a city judge's decision to acquit three of the officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Prosecutors ended up dropping the remaining cases.
"What Mrs. Mosby is doing is essentially questioning the integrity of every judge in the State of Maryland particularly those judges in Baltimore City," Ryan said.
The proposal is one of several...